Leader’s Pass By Spin

Author: kevinstlaurent

Seemingly simply, but the internal dynamics are key to making this spin feel good. Follows need to make sure they don't pull the leader off balance. Ideally leaders will be centered and ready to spin for as long as the musical phrase suggests.

Side Lunge

Author: kevinstlaurent

It's simple yet flashy. The side lunge is a staple figure that any level of dancer can use to express the music and impress their parents. "Hey mom, check out this cool move I learned on iLindy!"

Slide Through the Legs

Author: kevinstlaurent

This "floorial" captures the magical essence of Lindy Hop. It's 3 parts fun, 2 parts dynamic and one part silly. We dare you to try not smiling while you do it.

Jig Kicks

Author: kevinstlaurent

Jig Kicks are incredibly versatile for expressing the music in a low key, but stylish way. They can be lead or followed both physically or visually. Do them in open position, closed position or even separated. If we were given one drink for every jig kick we've already done on the dance floor, then we'd have enough to buy the world a round of drinks.

Pop Turns

Author: kevinstlaurent

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Lindy Hop 8 count moves with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Pop turns are a dynamic basic move that can add some flavor to your dancing. These are 4 core pop turn figures every lindy hopper should know.

Swing Out with a Double Outside Turn

Author: kevinstlaurent

It's easy to fumble through a double outside turn, but can you do it with precision? Follows must be on point with their turning skills. Leaders need to be clear, but not forceful. It's a challenging balance, but accessible with practice.

Sugar Push Chest Lead

Author: kevinstlaurent

Is this a west coast swing move? Perhaps it's originally a Lindy Hop move? Maybe the dances are related? Most likely it doesn't matter. Find a partner and have fun.

Intro to Partner Charleston

Author: kevinstlaurent

iLindy.com - Online Swing dance classes - Lindy Hop Charleston moves with Kevin St Laurent & Jo Hoffberg

Every lindy hoppers needs to know these basic partnered charelston figures. In many ways, partnered chareston is at the root of lindy hop. Most complex partnered charleston figures stem from these core moves.